The Opel Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition model will have a production run of 500 units and has a few updates on the standard OPC to make it even sportier. The 1.6-litre engine is up from 192 to 210 hp while torque goes from 230 to 250 Nm. An overboost function takes that figure to 280 Nm.
Additional power is delivered by modified engine management and turbocharger systems, a sports exhaust with reduced back pressure, and optimization for 100 octane fuel. The Opel Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition comes with a larger rear roof spoiler, a new front spoiler lip and a dual exhaust system. The car also seems to be fitted with Brembo brakes and to have a lowered suspension. The Opel Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition will also be fitted with new rims and will have a stiffer suspension which will result in better handling.
Cosmetic modifications from a standard OPC model are few, and consist of two exclusive paint colors offered (bright-green grasshopper and red henna) and new 18-inch forged aluminum wheels painted in a high-gloss grey finish, special B-pillar emblembs. The cockpit gains unique sill plates with black-and-red lettering, Recaro seats with white stitching, and piano black dashboard trim.
The essence of the Opel Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition is best summed up by Opel brand ambassador and OPC performance driving trainer Joachim ‘Jockel’ Winkelhock. You drive and drive and drive – and you just don’t want to stop.